4 dead in church van crash in Virginia

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Around 6:54 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Dinwiddie County in Virginia on Route 460 at Zion Road. 

According to police, a Ford E-350 multi-passenger van was traveling west on Route 460 when it slowed to make a right turn into a church parking lot. A Ford F-450 truck pulling a trailer loaded with metal failed to stop in time and rear-ended the van. The impact of the crash caused the van to overturn several times before it finally came to rest on its side off the right side of Route 460. Meanwhile, the truck ran off the left side of Route 460 and struck the guardrail.

There were a total of 11 adult men and women in the van, to include the driver. Of those 11, four died at the scene, three have been flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of life-threatening injuries and four others have been transported by ambulances to nearby hospitals for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the truck, an adult male, was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was at the scene assisting with the crash investigation, which remains ongoing at this time. Charges are pending.

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